Archive for August, 2003

Vest Almost Done

Saturday, August 16th, 2003

The Sakiori is nearing completion: I’ve added the seed stitch border to one side. I need to do the other side, then do the collar area, then add toggles and i-chord loops. Then wash & block and it will be done. I can’t wait. Most of the rest of the work is picking up stitches, […]

That wasn’t so bad…

Friday, August 15th, 2003

Today is my day off, so I took advantage of it by sleeping in waaaay late and then riding the new bike in to work. I know that I’m slower on this new bike, so I was a little surprised when it took me the same amount of time to get downtown. I think the […]


Thursday, August 14th, 2003

I saw something yesterday on my bike ride that was so beautiful, I almost cried. I crested a hill and looked up to see a complete 180° rainbow against a background of grey clouds. I really wish I’d had a camera, but even if I did, it would not have captured what I saw. Amazing.


Wednesday, August 13th, 2003

I just got busted for practicing my violin inside. The building I work in has a sub-street level walkway that connects it to a hotel across the street. The entrance to the building is an open atrium that looks down on the walkway, so any sounds produced in the walkway travel up pretty well. When […]

Vest on the way

Tuesday, August 12th, 2003

I haven’t worked on the sakiori in two days. I’m really close though, and tonight I’m going to try and get some more work done. I think I’ve got maybe five hours left on it. I discovered that my measurements were screwed up though. The vest is composed of four large panels and two small […]

Good Weekend

Monday, August 11th, 2003

I spent last weekend at my mom’s place. Kelly and the dogs came up with me and we all had a great time. On Saturday night, my mom braised some venison filets and I made some Risotto Milanese. It was the third time I’ve tried to make risotto and it finally came out just right. […]

A new kind of pain

Saturday, August 9th, 2003

Good News: My A/C is fixed. It was only out for about 24 hours. Apparently a capacitor on the condenser blew. Yeah, watever. Cold air is coming out of my ceiling again, and I’m happy. Good/Bad News: My new ‘bent (that’s bicycle geek speek for “recumbent”, which is what my new bike is) is a […]

Good and Bad News

Wednesday, August 6th, 2003

The Bad News: My apartment’s air conditioning is out. It’s now 86 degrees in my bedroom. I wonder if that would ever be an effective pickup line? The Good News: I went for an hour bike ride today when I got home from work. I hacked a little and my body is definitely in need […]

Sure, why not?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2003

These have got to be the cutest, fattest little apostles I have ever seen. My question is, does the pattern for Judas include some knit guts that will burst out when you hang him? Great way to use up bits of stash.

Fiber Confusion

Monday, August 4th, 2003

My apologies to everyone that I’ve misinformed over the past week – the two skeins of warmy snuggly softness that I brought back from California are Mohair, not Alpaca. My mistake. As the Mohair Council of America reminds us, mohair, “. . . long treasured for its strength, luster, and feel, has symbolized style and […]